Jonkheer Hugo Loudon

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Jonkheer Hugo Loudon

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Birthplace: 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Died in 's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of James Loudon and Louise Wilhelmine Françoise Félicité de Stuers
Husband of Anna Petronella Alida van Marken
Father of <private> Loudon; Jonkheer John Hugo Loudon; Jonkheer James Willem Loudon; <private> Loudon and Hugo Alexander Loudon, jhr.
Brother of <private> Loudon; Cornelie Loudon; Cecile Loudon; Adriana Jacqueline Marie Loudon; Alexine Susette Loudon and 6 others

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About Jonkheer Hugo Loudon

Jonkheer Hugo Loudon

He was co-founder of Royal Dutch Shell

http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/16991057/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hugo_Loudon

The Dutchmen Sir Henry Deterding, Jonkheer Hugo Loudon and Jean-Baptiste Kessler were the founders of today's energy giant Royal Dutch/Shell Oil. A constante in all rumours around the wealth of the Orange-Nassaus is that this is based on a supposed 'golden share' as co-founder/shareholder in this giant multinational.

As one of the very, very few outside the palace, Sir Henry Deterding had direct access to Queen Wilhelmina. This is illustrative enough for his importance to the Queen.

As succesful president of Royal Dutch/Shell Oil, Sir Henry Deterding became one of the world's richest men. He had a quite colourful private life. Usually Queen Wilhelmina, who had relatively puritan views, would disapprove this. Of course the enormous importance of Sir Henry's company for the Dutch economy (and the Queen's fortune) made her to ignore his "mésalliances".

What is interesting: together with her spouse Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, the Queen owned a large Rittergut near Dobbin, consisting of a large manor, a park with beautiful alleys, supporting buildings, agricultural grounds and forests. The Rittergut was neighboured by similar properties from the family Thyssen (Krupp) and the family Von Stauss (Deutsche Bank).

When Prince Hendrik died in 1934, his widow Queen Wilhelmina lost her interest in the far away estate and sold it to Sir Henry.

Sadly in 1945 the Soviets seized the property and housed 13.000 former "East Labourers" in the already damaged castle. The castle became very damaged and in the 1950's the DDR government decided to tear it down.

peter, may 12 2014

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Jonkheer Hugo Loudon's Timeline

1860
June 18, 1860
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1904
January 27, 1904
Age 43
The Hague, The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
1905
June 27, 1905
Age 45
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
1908
October 30, 1908
Age 48
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
1941
September 6, 1941
Age 81
's-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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